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  • Homeless Millennials Are Transforming Hobo Culture

    04/19/2015 4:40:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 4/19/15 | Betsy Isaacson
    On Reddit, he’s /u/huckstah, an administrator on /r/vagabond, a subreddit with nearly 10,000 members—many of them identify as “homeless”—who trade skills and stories. On “the road and the rails,” he’s Huck, and even after we speak twice by cellphone, he tells me he’d prefer I don’t print his real name. “People say, ‘Well, you chose to become homeless.’ But that’s wrong,” he says. Huck says he’s been a hobo for upward of 11 years and started hopping trains and hitching rides at 18. “I did not choose to become homeless. If you want to say I chose to become homeless...
  • 5 reasons why young people are seeking old ways of doing church

    04/15/2015 10:14:51 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 25 replies
    Church in a Circle ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kathleen and Kevin-Neil Ward
    When I was young, there was nothing worse for a church than to be “traditional”. We stripped back the liturgy, swapped the organ for a drum-kit, and replaced the hymnals with Hillsong. We unceremoniously dumped the icons, architecture and rituals that had fed the church for hundreds of years. We were desperate to present a cool, socially acceptable, “relevant” package for modern culture. Today, something unexpected is happening. There is a small but distinct movement of young people abandoning the smoke machines, multi-purpose buildings and celebrity pastors of recent church models, and heading back towards traditional worship services, where sacraments...
  • The IRS Wants to Convince Millennials It's Cool to Work There

    04/06/2015 9:40:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    bloomberg | April 6, 2015
    Linky only.
  • The Disrupter? Ted Cruz Lays Out ‘Grassroots Guerrilla’ Strategy for College Audience

    03/28/2015 10:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 28, 2015 | Alexander Marlow
    NASHUA, New Hampshire — With a speech peppered with pop culture references, Texas Senator Ted Cruz brought a crowd of college students to their feet on three occasions Friday night at the New England Freedom Conference. The first 2016 presidential candidate is the most prominent conservative speaking at the free enterprise-themed weekend hosted by conservative activist organization Young America’s Foundation. Cruz, who paid homage to Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul for their ability to connect with young audiences, tailored his speech to the youthful crowd. Of the 200+ in attendance at the Radisson Hotel Nashua, most were students. The 44-year-old...
  • Opinion: What’s the difference between liberals and conservatives?

    03/26/2015 8:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The University of Tennessee Daily Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Alexandra Chiasson, Social Media Editor
    After Texas senator Ted Cruz announced his intention to run for president on Monday, I was pleased with my Republican friends' response to this news. It's not often that college-aged liberals and conservatives roll their eyes in unison, but that appeared to happen when that boob asked his Liberty University audience to imagine an America where "young people (come) out of school with four, five, six job offers." This was nice, this shared derisive response to Ted Cruz and his astounding senselessness. I like it when we all can agree on things. But then I thought of all the times...
  • My fear of a right-wing kid: I won’t let my child become a Ted Cruz-voting wing-nut

    03/23/2015 7:50:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Salon ^ | March 23, 2015 | Sue Sanders
    Ted Cruz? Lizzie is a liberal like me now. But what if one day she embraces the Tea Party, like her grandparents? My parents are Tea Party. I’m a liberal. My husband is to the left of your average communist. Dinners together walk a tightrope of small talk — none of us wanting to veer too far in either direction, frightened we’ll go careening into a political abyss. Our daughter, Lizzie, is always a safe topic. She’s our Switzerland. But I’m not sure how much longer that will last. Lizzie, at 12, is becoming politically aware. She’s always been well...
  • Coming millennial bubble could spell trouble

    03/17/2015 7:37:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | Steve Deace
    An older generation complaining that an emerging one will be the death of civilization as we know it is a cliche and constant as the North Star. However, based on some rather troubling data regarding today’s millennials, it could turn out to be true this time. In his first inaugural address as governor of California 47 years ago, Ronald Reagan warned us that “freedom is a fragile thing, and is never more than one generation away from extinction.” He also reminded us that freedom “is not ours by inheritance but must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation,...
  • Millennials Are More Racist Than They Think

    03/09/2015 5:56:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/09/2015
    News about race in America these days is almost universally negative. Longstanding wealth, income and employment gaps between whites and people of color are increasing, and tensions between police and minority communities around the country are on the rise. But many claim there’s a glimmer of hope: The next generation of Americans, they say, is “post-racial”—more tolerant, and therefore more capable of easing these race-based inequities. Unfortunately, closer examination of the data suggests that millennials aren’t racially tolerant, they’re racially apathetic: They simply ignore structural racism rather than try to fix it.
  • Millennials Don't Worship the Clintons

    03/04/2015 1:29:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look here. New Republic. Now, the New Republic is under new management. The New Republic is owned by some Silicon Valley tech gazillionaire. My memory is sketchy on this. I don't remember the guy's name. I think he was one of Zuckerberg's founding partners in Facebook. He took his money, they either kicked him out or he left on his own. He's got a gay boyfriend that ran for Congress, lost, spent more money -- it was upstate New York. But, anyway, that's who runs the New Republic. And they got rid of everybody. The old guard is all...
  • Liberal Hipsters Make Race Relations Worse

    02/10/2015 8:58:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    <p>Ever since Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers invented racism, it’s been a well-known fact that conservative middle-class Americans are the biggest racists to ever be racist. Disgustingly, ridiculously racist. Oh my God, the racism practiced by everyday citizens who want lower taxes and go to Church on Sundays is just appalling. Racists, racists, racists.</p>
  • Jeb Bush Hires Co-Founder of Hipster.com

    02/09/2015 7:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | February 9, 2015 | Zeke Miller
    Republicans have long struggled to catch-up to Democrats on high-tech voter outreach as well as courting younger voters. Jeb Bush may have found a way to kill two birds with one stone. The former Florida governor has tapped the co-founder of Hipster.com as his chief technology officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. Ethan Czahor, a Santa Monica-based technologist, will run the preparations for Bush’s presidential run at his political action committee, Right to Rise. Last week Czahor developed the microsite jebspeech.com, which accompanied Bush’s address to the Detroit Economic Club domain registration records show. Hidden in the website code was...
  • Will School Lunches Destroy Progressivism?

    01/16/2015 7:24:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Rodney L. Pearson
    Students across the United States are getting a taste of progressivism. And it doesn’t seem to please their palates. The implementation of Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity lunch standards is encountering backlash from students and school administrators across the country. The program seems to have taught them a valuable lesson in the realities of progressivism -- that when American voters give up power to busy-body progressives, the result is more control over their lives and the loss of individual liberties. They responded to this newfound reality with boycotts, social media angst, and filled trash cans instead of filled bellies.According to the Government...
  • Resistance is futile when your children are standing between you and Terrorism

    01/09/2015 8:00:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/15 | Judi McLeod
    Dreamboat jihadists and silly Millennials In an upside-down world resistance to rampant Islamic terrorism was penciled in as futile from the get-go. Resistance is literally futile when your sympathizers are already in-house before going out to commit your next act of terrorism. This is what rampaging terrorists already own in their arsenal: governments that look the other way; the freedom of movement courtesy of lax immigration law, freedom of speech that applies only to them, and now their very own built-in cheering section. This is what the modern-day terrorist can now count on: thousands of teen girls ‘crushing’ (having a...
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    01/03/2015 8:43:55 AM PST · by Maceman · 71 replies
    WSJ via Google ^ | January 2, 2015 | Mara Gay
    WATERTOWN, N.Y.— Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her résumé looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ’s 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan .
  • Compared to Previous Generations, How Bad Are Millennials' Finances?

    01/02/2015 5:45:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/02/2015 | GILLIAN B. WHITE
    Much has been made about the shaky financial footing of Millennials. And it’s true; young adults today have high rates of unemployment and student-loan debt, which can keep them in a holding pattern when it comes to starting their adult lives. But a recent study by the St. Louis Fed took a look at Millennials who had managed to take the first step in creating independent households—getting a job and finding their own place—in order to see how the financial health of young Americans today stacks up to that of previous generations. "Financial well-being early in life... has important implications...
  • More millennials missing out on recovery, living with parents

    01/01/2015 9:32:54 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    the hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Kevin Cirilli
    A Congressional report released Tuesday found that millennials are not feeling the impacts of the economic recovery. The Joint Economic Committee's report added to what's become a long list of economic data showing that millennials are delaying major life decisions such as buying a home and getting married. In 2003, nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 headed a household. In 2013, the rate declined to 37.2 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of millennials living with their parents has increased from 11 percent before the recession to 14 percent,
  • Mom and dad move to college with daughter [video]

    12/31/2014 4:21:00 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2014 | Fox News Videos
    Overprotective parents hurting child's growth?
  • Mock We Much

    12/22/2014 6:25:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-22-2014 | MOTUS
    The National Review thinks kids today are softer than cotton candy. They drew this conclusion based on the students’ and their institutions of higher learning reactions to the double non-indictment of two grand juries hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from their campuses. Requiring everything from grief therapists (University of California) to delayed final exams (Harvard, Occidental, Columbia), the kids just can’t seem to shake the trauma. And if that weren’t bad enough, now people are making fun of them as well. Another Harvard Law student, writing on behalf of all of those Ivy Leaguers troubled by the goings-on...
  • Respecting Trigger Warnings at Law School (Millennials are [feline nickname]'s?)

    12/19/2014 10:12:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 19, 2014 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Future attorneys have an obligation to face violence and sexual assault in a different way than most. Attorneys belong to a profession that requires many to look squarely at the world's horrors. They prosecute serial killers. They defend accused rapists and child molesters. A lawyer leading a class-action suit might pore over depositions describing harrowing deaths from cancer or children burned up in cars during crashes. Sometimes that will happen even as the attorney's father is dying of cancer, or her kids are the same age as the ones killed in the rear seats above the faulty fuel tanks. Even...
  • Ted Cruz’s 2016 plan is somehow both smart and really dumb

    12/18/2014 2:13:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | December 18, 2014 | James Downie
    Earlier this week, National Review’s Eliana Johnson reported on how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) plans to approach the 2016 presidential campaign: “His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination,” writes Johnson. “According to several of the senator’s top advisers, Cruz sees a path to victory that relies instead on increasing conservative turnout; attracting votes from groups — including Jews, Hispanics, and Millennials — that have tended to favor Democrats; and, in the words of one Cruz strategist, ‘not getting killed with independents.’” The plan has...
  • A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

    12/17/2014 6:41:39 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 66 replies
    Warrior Lodge ^ | December 15, 2014 | Edited by Wes O'Donnell
    What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years. This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper. A NOS FRERES D’ARMES AMERICAINS "We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and...
  • 1 in 5 Millennials Live in Poverty, Census Bureau Says

    12/16/2014 12:02:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 15, 2014 - 1:09 PM | Ali Meyer
    One in five young adults—ages 18 to 34 years old—live in poverty, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. “More millennials are living in poverty today, and they have lower rates of employment, compared with their counterparts in 1980,” the Census states. “One in five young adults lives in poverty (13.5 million people), up from one in seven (8.4 million people) in 1980.” …
  • Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure

    12/15/2014 7:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Rein
    Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door. The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. With agencies starved for digital expertise and thousands of federal jobs coming open because of a wave of baby-boomer retirements, top government officials, including at the White House, are growing increasingly distressed about the dwindling role played by young workers. “Millennials are
  • Mothers don’t let your kids grow up to be Millennials

    12/08/2014 8:39:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Judi McLeod
    Save America! Pity the grandchildren of this generation. They will be the first generation to grow up without a country. If they are still being educated in schools that teach them how to read, the history they will read is destined to include the final chapter about how they came to be raised in the world’s first borderless country: They will read that “One day, circa 2015, the United States of America quietly disappeared off the map”. Incredible as it will seem, one day America was there. The next day it wasn’t. Oceans of tears were shed, but history will...
  • Bush vs. Clinton in 2016 is the perfect way to make millennials hate politics even more

    11/30/2014 10:18:13 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | November 28, 2014 | Bonnie Kristian
    This was not a banner year for youth voter participation. To be fair, off-year elections never are, but this year's mere 12 percent participation rate of voters under 30 is about more than midterm ennui. Rather, it's part of a larger trend of millennial disenchantment with the Washington establishment in both major parties — a trend that is primed to kick into high gear if we have a Bush vs. Clinton contest in 2016. Unfortunately, that contest is not so difficult to imagine. While Jeb Bush, brother of George W. and former governor of Florida, has yet to declare his...
  • Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible—Move to Des Moines

    11/17/2014 7:00:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 16, 2014 | Matt Vasilogambros and Mauro Whiteman
    Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving start-ups, and urban beauty.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) DES MOINES, Iowa—This is too nice a place to spawn a war cry. But if the city had one, it would be the sentiment heard across a downtown populated by baristas, tech start-up founders, musicians, and nonprofit professionals alike: "It's Des Moines against the world." Young people here know what you think of this city. It doesn't need repeating. But ambitious minds are in the process of building a new Des Moines, a tech hub in Silicon...
  • Millennials (and Young Hispanics) bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms

    10/30/2014 4:19:30 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama. A new national poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama. The news is little better for the GOP: These voters, who more than any other voting bloc represent the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard. The long-view IOP findings suggest that neither party is poised to win the largest generation in...
  • Grow Up, Millennials — And Stop Taking Money From Mom And Dad

    10/28/2014 11:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WBUR-FM's Cognoscenti ^ | October 28, 2014 | Amory Sivertson
    Last month — gulp — I turned a quarter-century old. To the boomers rolling your eyes right now and thinking, Twenty-five? You’re just a kid! I say this: Yes, by some standards, I am. By Beyoncé’s standards, I should have at least six albums and a fashion line under my belt. Regardless, 25 feels significant to me, so when I came across the headline “25 is the New 21” on The Atlantic’s website, I was intrigued — and soon, discouraged. Meet Emma, recent college graduate, daughter of the article’s author, Randye Hoder, and, apparently, exemplar of my generation’s extended childhood....
  • Michelle Obama calls her husband’s voters ignorant and lazy

    10/16/2014 11:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 16, 2014 | George Upper
    If Republicans had said what Michelle Obama just did about her own husband’s voters, they’d be burned at the stake. Apparently anticipating problems with Democrat turnout on Election Day, Obama seems to think she knows what the issue is: Democrat voters are ignorant and lazy. The first lady was speaking Wednesday at a campaign rally for the Democrat candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, when she said Democrat voters too often feel that they have more important things to do than vote – like sleeping. That’s if they even realize that there’s an election being held at all. In...
  • Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

    10/10/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Dressing up like Wolverine or Cersei Lannister is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs. Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles — combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers — have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless. Then again, they...
  • Millennials are Winning the Battle Against Campus Speech Codes

    10/01/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elliot Tengstrom
    Despite its protection in our Constitution, free speech has never been a given in the United States. From the struggle to pass the First Amendment to Twentieth Century prohibitions on anti-war speech, every American generation has fought some sort of battle to protect this most sacred of rights. In 2014, Millennials are waging their generation's fight for free expression on college campuses across the nation. And today, they are winning. Over the past several decades, "speech codes" have proliferated at an alarming rate across our nation's college campuses. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education defines such a code as...
  • 50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Uncomfortable

    Per usual, no one knows what to make of us. Our parents scorn us, then praise us. They lament over our technological dependency, then ask us to set up their iPads. They tell us we’re lazy, then ask us for a loan. Our generation is an anomaly. We refuse to do things their way, so they call us entitled. We refuse to sit in cubicles, so they call us spoiled. We refuse to follow their plans, so they call us stubborn. What they are slowly realizing, however, is we’re not lazy, stubborn or entitled. We just refuse to accept things...
  • Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married

    09/24/2014 7:11:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/24/2014 | Belinda Luscombe
    A new report from Pew Research predicts that more folks under 35 will be single forever. Here's why The number of Americans who have always been single and will never marry is at a historic high, says a new Pew Research report, partly because they don’t have jobs and partly because marriage is becoming less highly-regarded. Most people think it’s important for couples who intend to stay together to be married, but the number of single Americans who want to get married has dropped significantly even in the last four years. The report, based on census data and Pew’s surveys,...
  • California Home Sales Dive, Prices Hit Wall, Millennials Blamed

    09/15/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 73 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 13 September 2014 | Wolf Richter
    This must be part of the explanation why home sales in the expensive parts of California, which is where most people live, are collapsing: according to a Harris Poll on behalf of electronic broker Redfin, 92% of millennials who don’t already own a home do not plan on buying one in the future. Ever. These people, now between 25 and 34, are in their peak home-buying age. They’re the much sought-after first-time buyers. They’re the foundation of the market. But not this generation. Homeownership rate among them, according to the Commerce Department, already plunged from 41% in 2008 to 36%...
  • Do Millennials Need Conservatism?

    09/09/2014 8:46:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    America has fought for the Constitution and its values for a short time, but liberals and progressives have gotten the upper hand as of late. Tim Donner, the president of One Generation Away, spoke at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. on the importance of teaching millennials, youth and children about the Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution. One Generation Away is a non-profit organization committed to restore American constitutional values. millennials on electronics Donner shared how the Constitution “has been a subject of great debate over the last several years” and yet, “the good news and...
  • Millennials Shifting to the Right

    09/03/2014 6:08:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The so-called millennial generation, those in the 18-29 year-old age bracket, helped keep President Obama into the White House. “If only those over the age of 30 had voted, Romney would have won,” Emily Ekins, who directs polling for the Reason Foundation, said at the blogger’s briefing at the Heritage Foundation on August 26, 2014. prolife rally Nevertheless, surveys that try to track their mood swings border on the superficial. “Why do millennials like socialism?” Ekins asks. “Because they don’t know what it is.” Yet and still, what they have seen of big government, they increasingly do not like. Ekins...
  • Ask Andrew W.K.: My Dad Is a Right-Wing [expletive]

    08/08/2014 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | August 6, 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Hi Andrew, I'm writing because I just can't deal with my father anymore. He's a 65-year-old super right-wing conservative who has basically turned into a total [expletive] intent on ruining our relationship and our planet with his politics. I'm more or less a liberal democrat with very progressive values and I know that people like my dad are going to destroy us all. I don't have any good times with him anymore. All we do is argue. When I try to spend time with him without talking politics or discussing any current events, there's still an underlying tension that makes...
  • Millennials' Jobs Getting Outsourced to Their Grandparents

    08/08/2014 7:47:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/08/2014 | Chriss Street
    The Los Angeles Times ran a story titled “Freelance Workers a Growing Segment of California Economy” lamenting that millennials working part-time costs California $17 billion a year in tax revenue. Apart from the Times' bizarre comment that young people are somehow shirking their responsibility to pay more taxes by working odd jobs to survive, the real issue is that higher tax rates, labor rules and anti-business regulations, and Obamacare mandates have made hiring millennials for full-time work much more expensive. Businesses are increasingly adapting to higher government costs burdens by hiring the over 65-year-old seniors who are exempt from ObamaCare.The...
  • Trendy Chipotle burritos show how pricing power belongs to the hip

    07/29/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Dastin
    Corporate America can learn a lot from a chicken burrito. As many companies struggle to boost prices without alienating consumers, they may want to study Mexican-food chain Chipotle, which has managed to do both. Companies including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and PepsiCo (PEP.N) have shown they're able to take advantage of quality, trendiness, and, in the case of Pepsi's snack foods, market dominance, to maintain high prices or even raise them faster than the inflation rate, now at about 2.1 percent in the U.S. Chipotle raised chicken-dish prices by 5 percent this year after leaving them...
  • Millennial Series: Part 6: Amillennialism as a System of Theology

    07/27/2014 4:05:57 PM PDT · by wmfights · 16 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1950 | John F. Walvoord
    The Growing Importance of Millennialism While the millennial controversy is nothing new, it has come to be recognized only recently that it plays such an important part in determining the form of theology as a whole. Instead of being simply a way of interpreting prophecy, millennialism now is seen to be a determining factor in any system of theology. Premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism each influence the system of theology of which each is a part. The controversy between amillennialism and premillennialism for this reason has taken on a new and sharper antagonism and its outcome is now seen to assume...
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...
  • Marriage Is Not Priority for Millennials, Study Says

    07/23/2014 11:48:39 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 50 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 7/21/14 | Anugrah Kumar
    While only about 18 percent of Gen X women were married by 40, the number of their Millennial counterparts waiting till age 40 to tie the knot could now almost double, according to a recent study. Using data from the American Community Survey to estimate age-specific marriage rates, Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute finds that the percentage of Millennials marrying by age 40 will fall lower than for any previous generation of Americans, even in a scenario where marriage rates recover considerably. In the early millennium period, from 2000 to 2004, the peak first marriage rate for single U.S.-born women at...
  • Military Pride: These States Boast the Highest Enlistment Rates in America

    07/20/2014 5:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Independent Journal Review ^ | July 20, 2014 | Mike Miller
    While enlistment rates in the U.S. military vary by group, they also vary by state. Enlistment ranges from less than 3 per thousand in North Dakota to more than 7 per thousand in Florida and Maine. According to the Defense Department, differences exist at the regional level as well. In 2013, 44% of all military recruits came from the South, despite it having only 36% of the country’s 18-24 year-old civilian population. By contrast, the Northeast was the most underrepresented region of the country; only 14% of new enlistments came from this area, compared to 18% of its 18-24 year-old...
  • This is the BEST You Tube Video I have seen in a LONG LONG Time...

    07/15/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 15 July 2014 | You Tube
    Kinda course but truthfully funny
  • JOSEPH GIGLIO: Let the Highway Trust Fund crumble

    07/14/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Quincy Patriot Ledger ^ | July 12, 2014 | Joseph Giglio
    The federal Highway Trust Fund, which provides transportation funding to the states, is projected to run dry in August. But with a technology-driven revolution underway in the way Americans use surface transportation, applying yesterday’s solution and simply replenishing the fund won’t solve the problem. According to the Obama administration, if the fund is exhausted, states will be forced to put off 112,000 highway construction and 5,600 transit projects, resulting in the loss of 700,000 jobs. When dealing with the government, there are always plenty of zeroes to go around. The traditional source of revenue for the trust fund is the...
  • Do Evangelical Churches Have to Accept Gay Marriage to Attract Millennials?

    07/12/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/12/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Must Evangelical churches change or downplay their position on homosexuality to attract millennials? Millennials, generally defined as those ages 18 to mid-30s, are the most supportive of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, many polls show. A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll had their support at 69 percent, the highest of any age group. Even among self-described Evangelicals, the millennials showed the highest level of support at 43 percent (though the poll only included white Evangelicals), compared to 33 percent for generation X, 22 percent for Baby Boomers and 19 percent for those 68 and older. The poll also...
  • Millennials Who Live at Home Cost Parents $2,300

    NEW YORK ( MainStreet) — Andrew Snead, 23, headed back home after graduating from Bentley University with a degree in finance and economics so he could bolster his lackluster savings. Snead, who works at Private Client Resources, a Wilton, Conn. software company, has managed to save more than half of his salary in the past six months and has contributed the maximum amount of $5,000 to his IRA . He has been able to accumulate a large sum of savings, because he does not have any debt and his parents are footing the bill for him to live at home...
  • 8 Graphs: Why Young America is Turning on 0bama

    07/02/2014 5:55:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    IJ Review ^ | July 2, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Remember the President’s repeated assurances that his bailouts and Obamacare would revive the economy? Those claims probably sound pretty hollow to the President’s one-time supporters, young adults. These eight graphs, which examine adults under the age of 25 who have moved out of their parents’ home, via PolicyMic, show that this group is suffering the worst from dwindling incomes and long-term unemployment.
  • Millennials want money, but not hard work

    06/30/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-28-14 | Brett Graff
    Amy McGraw doesn't want us to get the wrong impression of her daughter, Rebecca Leahy. The recent graduate of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla., works hard -- really hard, in school, on her dance team and beyond. But after Leahy found a summer retail job at the mall, she told her new boss she wasn't available to work on Wednesdays. "It's a different mentality from when I was her age," McGraw said. "She has nothing scheduled on Wednesdays. She wanted time to go to the beach and shopping with her friends. I was wondering if that comes from...
  • 15 Myths Millennials Accept as Fact

    06/21/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    Taki's ^ | 6/13/14
    15 Myths Millennials Accept as Fact Last week an everyday group of anti-gun nuts called Everytown published data that claimed there have been 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook. Most of us went, “No there haven’t,” because we’ve only read about a few. The president apparently does not have access to Google, because he ran straight to the papers and bleated, “There’s no developed country on earth that would put up with this. And it happens now once a week … We should be ashamed.” He’s accidentally right. We should be ashamed of these shootings. Gang violence among black youth...